All the Looks From the 2019 Met Gala

Fashion’s biggest night of the year is upon us: the Met Gala. And with tonight’s Camp theme, the gowns on the red carpet are big, bold, beautiful, and bright. Here, what everyone, from co-chair Lady Gaga to Harry Styles, are wearing. Color, volume, and drama rule the night.

Make a Bowl of Fresh Pasta (Without Having to Make Fresh Pasta)

There are things I appreciate eating in a restaurant because they will always be better than if I try to do it myself. Fresh pasta is at the top of that list. Sure, it’s doable in one’s own kitchen — just maybe not my kitchen, since I am not blessed with the kind of free time…

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The Pour: For Connoisseurs and Joe Sixpack, Canned Wines Beckon

A few years ago while driving in Sonoma County, Calif., Gina Schober and her husband, Jake Stover, had a discussion that led to a brainstorm. They were talking about wine-loving friends who enjoyed hiking, bicycling and boating but did not want to be burdened by heavy bottles of wine and related paraphernalia on their outings.…

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Gives Birth to a Boy

LONDON — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex — better known as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — on Monday welcomed their first child, a boy, the first interracial baby in the British monarchy’s recent history. The newborn is seventh in line to the British throne, behind Prince Harry. It is not clear whether the…

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Is Conference Room Air Making You Dumber?

You’re holed up with colleagues in a meeting room for two hours, hashing out a plan. Risks are weighed, decisions are made. Then, as you emerge, you realize it was much, much warmer and stuffier in there than in the rest of the office. Small rooms can build up heat and carbon dioxide from our…

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What Happens When You Put 2,000 Nerds on a Boat?

It is the first concert of the JoCo Cruise 2019, and things are going so wrong. The musicians can’t hear themselves sing. Instruments drop out at random. One of the performers, Jim Boggia, has lost his voice. Jonathan Coulton, the singer-songwriter for whom the cruise is named, grouses that it is a “train wreck on…

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Chloroform in Childbirth? Yes, Please, the Queen Said

LONDON — Seldom does female reproduction draw the kind of passionate public interest than on the eve of a royal birth in Britain, when camera crews from around the world camp out and wait for word that a woman’s labor has commenced. [Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, gave birth to a boy.] Royal childbirth has its…

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The House That Grief Built

When visiting the newly restored private apartments of the Duke of Aumale at the Château de Chantilly outside Paris, you could easily think you were seeing the interiors of an 18th-century French castle. The rooms are sumptuous, with purple damask-covered walls, marquetry-inlaid furniture, parquet de Versailles floors and exquisitely carved boiseries, or wooden panels, depicting…

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